Performers to bring the joy of music to hospital patients and visitors

Ms Kimberly Creasman singing parodies of classic Disney songs along the hallways of the Singapore General Hospital as part of the inaugural MusicFest@SGH on 21 June 2013. -- PHOTO: ST FILE
Ms Kimberly Creasman singing parodies of classic Disney songs along the hallways of the Singapore General Hospital as part of the inaugural MusicFest@SGH on 21 June 2013. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Instead of performing in concert halls and musical venues, some 250 people will be serenading patients and visitors at wards, outpatient clinics and gardens around the Singapore General Hospital Campus for a day.

As part of the second MusicFest@SGH event on Oct 31, the hospital, together with the National Cancer Centre Singapore, National Heart Centre Singapore, the Singapore National Eye Centre and the Academia, will be transformed into a huge performance space with a range of musical acts at all corners.

Performers include home-grown actor Sebastian Tan and Singapore Idol runner-up Jonathan Leong.

"Music has a therapeutic impact on our patients and visitors, and it is through such efforts that we hope to bring happiness to them, creating a soothing hospital environment," said community relations manager at SGH Mumtaj Ibrahim.

The mobile performances will begin at 10am, and the event, which is open to public, will conclude with an evening concert.

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